Workout Wednesday {Advocare 24 Day Challenge Guest Post}

Advocare 24 Day Challenge results 2

I thought I would change things up this Workout Wednesday and have a guest blogger come on over to share their experience with the Advocare 24 Day Challenge.  My good friend Ryann from Recipes By Ryann  just posted THIS wonderful post about some huge changes she has made to lose almost 25 lbs over the past 5 months.  I really enjoyed doing a similar guest post on my friend Jenny's blog after I ... [ Read More ]

Fun-filled Weekend Recap

OC fair 2013

I'm back....and I mean it, I'M BACK!  After a pretty craptastic last 2 weeks I'm happy to say the sicknesses have cleared our household, the sun has been shining, and my boys have been smiling.  I know a large part of the positive change has been my attitude...I really needed to pull myself out of a funk and get back at it! Thursday turned out to be a great day.  I went to morning boot camp, met ... [ Read More ]

This mama has lost her mojo!


You know you've had a bad week when the highlight of it was spending 2 hours in a dentist's chair.  Yeah my teeth were being drilled but I got to watch The Food Network, and there weren't any screaming kids.  It was sadly enjoyable. The boys are at a really hard age right now.  They fight like maniacs and they love like maniacs.  Unfortunately they still show their love for one another in the ... [ Read More ]

I’m tired, but proud

boys bikes

Sorry for the blog silence lately, I've just been doing a whole lot of this... These crazy boys are keeping their mama on her toes.  We've been checking things off our Summer to-do list and trying my very best to tire these guys out!  So far so good, but it's tiring me out equally.  Speaking of tiring, I'm not sure what's been kicking my butt 5:30am boot camp or my boys!  The ... [ Read More ]

Workout Wednesday {boot camp edition}


So it's pretty safe to say we have this clean eating thing down, and all this running is leading to some pretty great endurance and calorie burning...but something's been missing from the equation for awhile now and that's MUSCLE.  I've tried the machines at the gym but wish I had some guidance, I've looked into a personal trainer but I wish I had the money, and I've tried some at-home strength ... [ Read More ]

Run like a Mother!

freedom run 2

I'm not sure what it is about people who enjoy running...but it's this not-so-secret little cult that I'm starting to understand more about.  They love to run, they love to talk about it, they love to read about it, and they love others who feel the same way.  They wave to each other and smile on their 6:00am weekend runs.  They talk about their shoes, their races, their pace, their training ... [ Read More ]

Weekend Recap {4th of July}

5k 2013

I'm back after an enjoyable four day long weekend with the fam!  I hope all of you had a fantastic 4th of July too!  I'm still in a firework fog over here but I just wanted to share a few photos from our fun-filled and relaxing weekend. We kicked off our 4th by doing the Freedom Run 5k & 10k that our town holds every year.  Greg did the 10k and had to be down there by 6:45am so I got the ... [ Read More ]

Weekly Meal Plan {with Summer Kale Salad recipe}

Kale Salad

I always love seeing everyone's healthy meal plans for the week, and realized I haven't posted mine for awhile.  I currently have several friends on the Advocare 24 Day Challenge and some starting up soon, so I know these were always helpful for me when I felt like all I was eating was chicken and veggies all week.  There are so many awesome clean recipes out there that you should never feel bored ... [ Read More ]

Lazy Hazy Summer Weekend


Summer is in full swing, and I think my blog has decided to go on vacation along with us.  And that's ok....nothing wrong with a little rest and relaxation. We didn't do anything planned this past weekend, and I loved every single second of it.  Doing so little has never meant so much.  We are definitely always on the go, and I forgot how nice it feels to slow down and let the day unfold on it's ... [ Read More ]